Last Mile Delivery

6 Questions With … Devadas Pattathil

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 · Brian Straight
Devadas Pattathil helped launch Walmart’s online grocery business. In his career, he has seen a lot of change in the supply chain, and now he is seeking to drive that change with his omnichannel tech firm Nextuple.

6 Questions With … Matt Crawford

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 · Brian Straight
BigCommerce VP of Business Development and GM of Shipping Matt Crawford sees the retail supply chain from many angles. He joins Supply Chain Management Review to discuss the state of the supply chain, e-commerce and the last mile in this 6 Questions With … feature.

The Science Behind Warehouse Placement

Thursday, January 25, 2024 · Brian Straight
Where to place a warehouse is the key to meeting customer expectations, but there is a science to ensuring that location balances those expectations with performance and cost.

Exclusive: DispatchTrack Survey Finds Economy, Rising Costs Worry Logistics Pros

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 · Brian Straight
A new DispatchTrack survey finds logistics businesses remain concerned about an uncertain economy and rising operational costs in the last mile.

Advancing City Logistics and Sustainability with Urban Consolidation Centers

Thursday, October 19, 2023 · Catarina Carvalho, Arup
Public policy has begun to play a significant role in emboldening improvements in logistics practices in dense urban cities and carbon neutrality pledges signed by several cities around the world have emphasized the criticality of creating a future-forward urban supply chain…

Inside Target’s Store-as-a-Hub Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Target Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer Gretchen McCarthy explained Target’s $7 billion investment, which includes new store designs, to manage its in-store experience and optimize related assets for the benefit of its customers.

Deliveright hits milestone of 1.5 million deliveries

Thursday, March 16, 2023 · SCMR Staff
Proprietary Grasshopper platform provides complete visibility for entire delivery process.

Re-inventing the last mile

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 · By Charan Lalwani
In recent years, new business models have disrupted the last-mile delivery space. Not all are sustainable.

Last-mile logistics growth in the U.S. continues to grow strongly

Thursday, January 5, 2023 · LM Staff
The Armstrong Associates report, entitled “Making it Count”: Big and Bulky Last-Mile Delivery in the United States” is the result of a partnership between Armstrong and the National Home Delivery Association (NHDA) and focuses on various trends and themes, including: the…

Infographic: Meet customer expectations through last-mile logistics

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 · APQC
The infographic below presents key ways that customer behavior has changed, how that behavior has made an impact on last-mile deliveries, and ways that organizations can make last-mile deliveries more reliable and cost-effective.

Last-mile deliveries need both old and new solutions

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, APQC
Organizations should use a variety of methods to improve the cost and reliability of last-mile deliveries.

Developing a flight plan for drone-based parcel delivery

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 · Matthias Winkenbach
Although the regulatory framework is central to the industry’s future, it remains unclear. But, where there are problems there are also opportunities, especially in an industry that is developing innovative technologies and new operational and business models.

Listening to the voice of the consumer

Thursday, September 1, 2022 · Joel Butler, Willem-Jan Van Hoeve and Jeffrey Tew*
Parcel consolidation is OK to improve last-mile logistics efficiency.

AxleHire expands last mile delivery services to Atlanta

Thursday, June 23, 2022 · SCMR Staff
This is the company’s first move into the Southeast region.

XPO Logistics announces Drew Wilkerson as CEO for spin off

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 · SCMR Staff
The company’s brokered services platform will be separated from its LTL business in Q4.
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